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Brad Ray

Born and raised in Berlin, NH. Spent much of his early years hunting and fishing “upriver” on the Androscoggin River. The area around Mollidgewock and Thirteen Mile woods was his playground where he learned how to find his way in the woods. After a tour in the United States Marine Corps Brad was hired to work for the US Forest Service on the White Mountain National Forest. He became a snow ranger in Tuckerman Ravine in 1960, becoming lead snow ranger in 1966. Brad spent over 40 years avalanche forecasting for the Tuckerman and Huntington Ravines, leading search and rescue efforts and talking to thousands of hikers and skiers about safety and how to protect the ravines. Officially retiring from the Forest Service in 2001, Brad continues to be active on the Mt. Washington Volunteer Ski Patrol. He lives in Milan, NH with his wife Rebecca and avalanche rescue dog Tuckerman and their cat Trap.


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